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Crush: Love Poems for Teenagers

Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Poetry, Romance
Published:
2008

A collection of poetry for young people, edited by Alexander, including a wide variety of forms: tanka, haiku, long titles that lead into short first lines, verbal formulas that lead to sung discoveries, French phrases, prose poems, and poems written in Spanglish. The book is divided into three sections with various speakers, and a fourth section that includes poems by Sherman Alexie, Pablo Neruda, Nikki Giovanni, and the title poem, “Crush,” by Naomi Shihab Nye.

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